Victims Identified In Hertford County Shootings

By: Heather King / Bill Wilson
By: Heather King / Bill Wilson

Authorities have now released the names of those shot Sunday in what they say was a murder-suicide in Hertford County.

Sheriff Juan Vaughan tells WITN News that the two people killed are Larry Parker and Simon Carino. A third person, Rufina Sierra, is in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Vaughan says the gunman, Samuel Long, killed himself last night.

Two people were shot at United Turf. Vaughan says Long worked there, but wouldn't say whether the shootings had anything to do with his employment at the company.

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What appears to be a double-murder and suicide is under investigation in Hertford County. That's according to NBC affiliate WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Va.

Reports say a suspect named Samuel Nash Long shot three people and then himself Sunday. Only one person in all of that survived and is in critical condition.

Lawmen told WAVY-TV there are three separate crime scenes. Two people were shot at United Turf on Route 258 in Hertford County. Another was shot on Statesville Road and finally deputies say the gunman took his life at another location on Statesville Road.

WITN News has numerous calls in to Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan. We will post updates as soon as we receive them.

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